Plum-Crazy Black Sesame Seed Burgers

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Suzanne Banfield

By
@SBcooks

Beautiful to look at and bursting with flavor, this burger fires up all of your taste buds. Please don’t shy away from the long list of ingredients – many of them are seasonings that just require measuring out. They are what give the burger such deep layers of flavor. The quick-pickled vegetables and the spicy mayonnaise are needed to balance out the richness of the burger.

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Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 2 tsp
    salt, divided use, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 c
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1 medium
    seedless cucumber, spiralized or thinly sliced
  • 2 medium
    carrots, spiralized or cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise
  • 6 tsp
    sriracha, divided use
  • 1 tsp
    lime zest
  • 2 tsp
    lime juice
  • 7 medium
    garlic cloves, minced, divided use
  • 6 medium
    scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp
    chinese plum sauce, divided use
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 tsp
    fish sauce
  • 2 tsp
    grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 lb
    ground chicken
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 c
    cooked white rice
  • 3 Tbsp
    black sesame seeds
  • 8
    soft sesame seed buns, split
  • 3 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1
    bunch thai basil or mint

How to Make Plum-Crazy Black Sesame Seed Burgers

Step-by-Step

  1. In small bowl, dissolve sugar and 1 teaspoon salt in vinegar. Toss cucumber and carrots in the dressing. Cover and set aside at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. For spicy mayonnaise, whisk together mayonnaise, 3 teaspoons sriracha, lime zest, lime juice and 2 cloves of garlic. Taste and season with a pinch of salt if needed. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. In large bowl, stir together remaining 5 cloves of garlic, scallions, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons plum sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, ginger, remaining 3 teaspoons sriracha, 5 spice powder and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Add the ground chicken, ground pork, rice and black sesame seeds. Mix well to combine all of the ingredients. Shape mixture into 8 patties.
  3. Place the patties on the grill, cook for a total of about 6-7 minutes per side or until they reach an internal temperature of 170 degrees F. At the last minute of cooking each side, brush with remaining 2 tablespoons plum sauce and expose to heat. Lightly brush the insides of the buns with butter and place them on the outer edges of the grill to toast for 30-60 seconds.
  4. To assemble the burgers, spread the bottom of each bun with spicy mayonnaise and arrange a few leaves of Thai basil or mint over it. Top with a burger, some pickled vegetables, a dollop of spicy mayonnaise and the top of the bun.

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About Plum-Crazy Black Sesame Seed Burgers

Course/Dish: Burgers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian




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